What does whole cloth mean?

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whole cloth

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  1. whole cloth(Noun)

    A newly made textile which has not yet been cut. Also called broad cloth.

  2. whole cloth(Noun)

    A complete fabrication. A lie with no basis in the truth.

  3. whole cloth(Noun)

    Something made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.

How to pronounce whole cloth?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say whole cloth in sign language?

  1. wholecloth

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whole cloth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whole cloth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of whole cloth in a Sentence

  1. Mark Hamill:

    I debated in high school: If you told things that weren't true or just made things out of whole cloth, you were penalized. It's too bad they don't apply the same standards to presidential candidates as they do to high school students.

  2. Émile Durkheim:

    Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.

  3. Gustave Flaubert:

    Stupidity consists in wanting to reach conclusions. We are a thread, and we want to know the whole cloth.

Images & Illustrations of whole cloth

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